Study Guide

Marked Friendship

By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Friendship

Friendship is magic, right? And in Marked, this is literally true. When Zoey arrives at the House of Night she doesn't know anyone, and has to start from scratch making friends and figuring out where she fits in. When she does make some friends—we're looking at you Stevie Rae, Erin, Shaunee, and Damien—she winds up forming a ritual circle with them. The trust that they've established as friends helps them bond magically, and uphold their ritual circle in even the most dangerous situations. See? We meant it when we said friendship is magic. Now go call your bestie.

Questions About Friendship

  1. How does Zoey react to finding out her best friend Kayla is after Heath?
  2. Why doesn't Zoey want her new friends to come to the Dark Daughters' Samhain ritual with her?
  3. Would you want to be Zoey's friend? Why or why not?
  4. Do you think Aphrodite has any real friends at school? Why or why not?

Chew on This

Zoey's new friends at the House of Night are a better fit for her than her old friends at her high school—so much so, that they become like family.

Having true friends in a ritual circle makes a vampyre High Priestess more powerful than she could be on her own.